This New England Patriots Loss Should Not Be A Surprise

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Why this Patriots loss to the Jets should not have been a surprise. 
When Ty Warren and Leigh Bodden went down early, most objective fans realized this was going to be a rebuilding year. The best case scenario was that Brady would help grind out a playoff appearance just to get this extremely young roster some experience.  
He did more than that, and 14-2 was a huge overachievement for this team, and it should be proud of its regular season. Too many people are pointing out the gaffes in coaching and execution. While all valid points, they aren’t the biggest reason we lost this game. You can get by in the regular season with a mediocre front seven, but in the playoffs it will always be exposed, and that’s what happened on Sunday.
The Patriots won three Super Bowls in large part because of their strong front seven. 
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